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-american president standing on those same steps he did in 1963. here is president obama commemorating dr. king's dream and his lasting legacy this afternoon. >> on a hot summer day they assembled here in our nation's capital under the shadow of the great emancipator. everyone that realizes what those glorious patriots knew on that day that change does not come from washington but to washington. that change has always been built on our willingness, we, the people, to take on the mantle of citizenship, you are marching. that's the lesson of our past. that's the promise of tomorrow. >> okay, bob, you were particularly moved by this speech as you were by dr. king's speech so many years, 50 years ago. >> yeah. i think if dr. king had been alive today, listened to these tributes, i think he would have been -- first of all, he would have been amazed there was a black president, but i think obama did exactly the right thing. i think he talked about change coming from the grass roots into washington, not the other way around. i know there's been a lot of controversy about washington dictating from here
at any moment. assad crosses the red line, so will president obama give the green light and when? >> nobody knows what the red line means, nobody knows what crossing it means. >> they're under great pressure for the president to act because he drew that red line a year ago this month. >> there would be enormous consequences if we start saying moving chemical weapons -- that's a red line for us. >> chemical weapons have been used. what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. >> a red line that has been crossed. >> barber al assad had to -- felt he had to use these chemical weapons. the president said it was a red line, and he interpreted it as a green light. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> the indiscriminate slaughter of is a yilians, by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. >> if you listen to john kerry, is it true? we're going to war over the claim that there are weapons of mass destruction in syria? that's what chemical weapons are. haven't we already seen this movie? h
to defund the obama care act. >> they should be willing to defund it. >> i oppose obama care. >> you can't really de-fund obama care. >> in de-funding obama care. >> please, stop obama care. >> cruz has found kind of a niche. >> attack on john boehner from the far right. >> john boehner is in a pretty tough spot. >> sympathy for john boehner. >> or else they will start to call it john boehner care. >> fire, egypt, immigration, the debt. >> there must be a response. >> our borders are now better staffed and better protected. >> the fire is now 20% contained. >> it is not easy being the presiden president. >> john boehner and the house republican leadership have been clearly sending the message that they are not willing to shut down the government at the end of september in order to force the president to agree to de-fund obama care. the message is simple and clear. that will not work. we can't force the president to go along with de-funding obama care. that message? simple enough has enraged some of their tea party friends and right wing radio talk show hosts. >> the republican leadership
speeches by president obama, bill clinton, jimmy carter, and members of the family of martin luther king junior. our live coverage from the memorial begins at 11 a.m. eastern. one of the things i looked at was a lot of the county records, the counties where these colleges are. when you look at the colonial county records, you will have the name of the president or the name of the professor and then listed with their taxable property will be an enslaved person or two or three. brought their slaves to school? >> yes, if you look at the name of the president and three lines overcome a part of his taxable property is enslaved person. what you will often have in the case of princeton or harvard is you will have the president's the college. who owns the person? knowledge of the town, the local area, the president and the college or kind of inseparable anyway. >> kreg steven wilder on the connection of elite universities intertwined with slavery sunday ards."at nine on "afterw book tv returns in september. read the book and engage on our facebook page and twitter. now, a preview of the upcoming
obama is weighing to stop the use of chemical weapo weapons. >> reporter: the president obama administration said they will respond to this, the use of chemical weapons in syria. the goal is not to remove bashir al-assad, but to send him a message. >> it is not our intention t for scream changregime change. >> reporter: many feel a strike is unlikely to shift momentum in syria. >> in terms of shifting the momentum on the ground, it's not likely. target strikes are nor powerful in terms of the signally that they achievish and sending a very strong message that the u.s. of chemical weapons will not be tolerated. >> reporter: many believe the president left himself little choice but to response. this was one year ago. >> a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. >> reporter: president obama has been hesitant to get involved in syria. the majority of american people don't want it, and former ambassador robert hunter said the administration is afraid of who could come to power if assad falls. >> then what happens? what h
. president obama and civil rights activists can demands are gathering at the lincoln memorial mark, the 1963 march on washington led by dr. martin luther king jr. early today, leap rhymes sang "amazing grace." ♪ amazing grace ♪ how sweet the sound jamie foxx and al sharpton also spoke this morning. >> abc7 news is joined by our reporter in washington, dc. >> good morning, that is oprah winfrey talking behind me and it is a tall order to try to speak as she is speaking but right now you can see that the people have all their eyes on oprah. it seems like this maybe was a little bit slow to get going but it is very humid here and this has been a lot of rain and people have to go through security checkpoints in order to come out here but, now, this is a crowd that is excited and eagerly awaiting remarks from president obama. it is impossible to miss the symbolism of the nation's first black president speaking on the 50th anniversary of dr. king's "i have a dream" speech. a lot people just happy to be here. there are so many people who were here 50 years ago who decided to come back and are p
. then senator obama answered that question by saying, the president does not have power under the constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. i pressed jay carney on that point today in the daily briefing and also, meanwhile, republicans like john mccain tonight are saying, if there is going to be military action, it cannot be a symbolic action, backing up the president's rhetoric about a red line, it's got to be serious action that decimates assad's military. take a listen. >> do you believe that exists right now? >> i believe it is a threat to the united states. i believe that absolutely allowing the use of chemical weapons on a significant scale to take place, without a response would present a significant challenge to -- a threat to the united states national security interests. >> if it's simply that we launch some cruise missiles and do that for three gayes and not have a significant effect on the momentum on the battlefield. it will have a -- an unhelpful effect. if we do it right, and
is doing it here. president obama today drew a red line here at home. any republican who tries to bring this country into the default, fails to pay interest on the national debt is the enemy. there will be no deals, the president says, no talks, no schmoozes, no bedtime stories, no nothing. you are cut off. america will pay its debts. it will not default. it will not destroy its credit in the world. and you can threaten. you can scream and yell, but the united states government will not fail in the bankruptcy because of this economic terrorism you on the right purport to be a political philosophy. well, the secretary of the treasury said it less dramatically this morning, but said it just as clearly. any attempt by the right wing to threaten this country with national default will be met with the strongest response, no deals. bashar al assad in damascus, but against those in this country who would jeopardize the country's financial strength. joining me right now are two political pros, democrat steve mcmahon, and republican john feehery. treasury secretary jack lew is warning republican
. barack obama the man has led a remarkable life. he excelled in school. he climbed to the ivy league and made editor of the harvard law review in a blind test that has nothing to do with affirmative action. nothing. he has led an unblemished life, has been a solid faithful husband, a loving caring father to his daughters. his political flaw is that he spends too many evenings with his family and not enough time caging and winning over the follow politicians. he's too much the stay at home husband. and what has been the judgment of the right wing? have they said a single word of good about this man and of his character? even though he in fact meets every known standard, conservative standard of what a good man should be. clean, faithful, hard working, committed to goals, responsible, and yes when it comes to dealing with the country's enemies overseas, resolute. the content of his character? 50 years later i ask has this president of our os been given that test or has he been judged by his critics as martin luther king hopes we would get passed by the color of his skin. i think every
the country's civil war. those realities weigh heavily on president obama today when he marks the dream anniversary, honoring the legacy of nonviolence on the eve of an expected u.s.-led military strike. good morning from washington. it's wednesday, august 28th, 2013. this "the daily rundown," i'm chuck todd. let's get right to the first reads of the morning. today is the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. of course dr. martin luther king jr.'s i have a dream speech before a crowd of a quarter million people in washington and millions more on television watched on that 1963 day. his remarks galvanized the civil rights movement. president obama called it one of the five greatest speeches in american history. >> when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city. we will be able to speed up that day with all of god's children, black men and white men, jews and gentiles, protestants and catholic, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old knnegro spiritual, freet last, free at last, thank god almighty, we are free at last. >>
president obama. >> march 50 years ago was not merely how many blacks could join the ranks of millionaires, it was whether this country would admit all people who were willing to work hard regardless of race into the ranks of a middle class life. >> mike viquera joins us. there was forrest whittaker, oprah winfrey was there, i'm curious who the crowd responded to most. >> you know tony it was an extraordinary day, it was renewal, celebration and commemoration. a lot of people who were talented public speakers really moved the crowd. and i gt to mention there was music that was extraordinary. it was a rainy day, drizzled off and own. partnered the cliche it didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd. president obama talked about putting a shoulder to the gate and pushing back and both he and president obama who spoke after the members of the king family spoke paid some overtly political comments about the gridlock in washington as well. president obama took the podium, he immediately noted the symbolism and the reality of the fact that here we are, 50 years to the day after this speech on these
, and find out what he thinks president obama should do. >>> stocks rebound today, but the syrian news drove gold and oil higher. are you about to see big price increasing at the pump? >>> on this 50th anniversary of the "i have a dream" speech, we look at the economic achievements for blacks in america. all those stories an more coming up on "the kudlow report" beginning right now. good evening, everyone. this is "the kudlow report." in a rapidly developing story, u.s. officials telling nbc news tonight that the syria crisis is, quote, past the point of no return. and that air strikes are expected soon to punish the syrian regime. nbc's richard engel joins us from the turkey/syria border with the latest details. good evening, richard. >> reporter: larry, the longer this goes on, the more difficult it is for the united states to carry out any action, let alone a decisive action. the u.n. inspectors were back at their work, visiting sites where the worst of these alleged chemical attacks took place. they took hair, urine, blood samples. they want to continue their work. the man dade for these
preside obama first call for the syrian president to go to although today white house officials declared the objective of any possible military action is not to drive the dictator from power. >> what we are considering -- considering is not about regime change responding to clear violation of the international standard that prohibits the use of chemical weapons. >> leading republicans to demand what the mission is. >> i hope it is not putting in some cruise missiles. he interoffice railing against the unilateralism against bush and cheney as the boston globe gave written questions one focused if the president could call my rig without authorization from congress. senator obama said the president does not have power under the constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. >>andidate obama said in actual or imminent threat. do believe that exist right now to the united states? >> i believe absolutely allowing the use of chemical weapons on a significant scale to take place, without a respons
his predict. >> good evening, i am lori roth man in for lou dobbs, president obama making silence on what his administration plans to do in response to syrian regime chemical weapon attack, president obama say he has not made a decision on a military strike but he had this to say to those opposed to taking action. on program bs about an hour -- pbs about an hour ago. >> we can take limited tailored approached not getting drawn into a long conflict, if we're saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we -- stay stop doing this, that could have a positive impact on our national security over the long-term, may have a positive impact on sense that chemical weapons are not used again on 99 civilians. lori: white house will brief members tomorrow on the actions it may take. lieutenant colonial bill cowen is a marine, and fox news analyst. we will join us in moments. >> and washington, other big story of day, thousands descending on the national mall to commemorate 50th anniversary of dr. king jr. and his landmark i have a dream speech. we will have full analysis, with fox ne
.com. that is aljazeera.com. and leading the web page you can see reporting on obama's speech today, marking the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. inside story is next. >>> 50 years after the march on washington there are lingering challenges to the modern social justice movement and a modern debathe as to how to accomplish dr. king's dream. this is inside story. hello everybody i'm david shuster, it was called a march for jobs and freedom. hundreds of thousands of peaceful protestors gathered on the national mall and ignited a new conversation about civil rights in america. highlighted by the march and by dr. martin luther king jr.'s i have a dream speech are still alive today. still ahead, we'll examine inquality and social justice. finally, we'll take you to an organizer who was there. joyce ladner. >> i had a stage pass. no one on that stage had ever seen that many people before. that's the major one memory. i have a lot of others as well. >> was it an energetic crowd? was it a me mesmerized crowd? >> it was a very friendly crowd. it was almost like meeting new friends. it was easy goi
report" is next. >>> the obama administration consults with allies, finally agrees to talk to congressional leaders before pulling the trigger on syria. this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. the only shots being fired continue to be of the rhetorical variety tonight as the anticipation grows of a u.s. military attack against syria. the u.s. is so far playing by the rules with other nations. however, the lawmakers here at home were until today definitely feeling left out. we have fox team coverage. melissa francis in new york has economic implications of a military move on syria. catherine herridge looks at how limited strikes worked before. james rosen at the state department looks at the possible blow back the action may carry for our allies and adversaries. we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry with where things stand now. hello, ed. >> reporter: good evening, bret. fox learned tomorrow the white house will brief top house and senate members about key intelligence involving syria, and also possible strikes that are planned against syria.
>>> next, breaking news. president obama in his own words on his plans for syria. what he means by consequences for the assad regime. >>> a montana man quicked of raping his 14-year-old student, how could a judge only sentence him to 30 days in prison? an exclusive interview tonight with the victim's mother. >>> and four famous words, i have a dream. dr. martin luther king's vision 50 years later. has the dream come true? let's go outfront. >>> i'm jessica yellin in for erin burnett. outfront tonight breaking news. making the case for war. president obama directly addressed the possibility of a strike against syria just moments ago in an interview with pbs' the news hour. >> we have not yet made a decision but the international norm against the use of chemical weapons needs to be kept in place. and nobody disputes or hardly anybody disputes that chemical weapons were used on a large scale in syria against civilian populations. we have looked at all of the evidence and we do not believe the opposition possessed nuclear weapons or chemical weapons of that sort. we do not believe t
that world powers are ready to act to stop the blood shed. welcome to america live. president obama is keeping in close contact with our allies to determine the next step. the united nations acknowledged some coined of substance was used in last week's attack. the u.s. is prepared to act and moving four navy destroyers in the region. each is capable of caring 90 tomahawk missiles and they have nuclear powered submarines at its disposal. and un inspectors were able to get to the site for a second time. earlier this month they were shot at while they were trying to do their job. this comes as a suspected chemical weapon's attack killed hundreds of people. families were woiped out. in the midst of all of the sorrow, a story of hope. a father was reunited with a son he thought was killed in a recent attack. >> and only image the joy and no translation needed. the father was overcomed and nearly fainted and grabbing his son close and gassing in his eyes and this video reported in the damascus suburb. reporting live leland viter, it is good to so one positive moment in all of that chaos.
after martin luther historicvered his speech, president obama stands on the same spot for the commemoration. >> no one can match his brilliance, but we are willing to take our first step for justice. i know that flame remains. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. there appears to be a split over when and how to act against syria. the british government says it will wait for a report from inspectors, but the u.s. says action cannot be held up by intransigence. as the world waits to see what the u.s. and its allies will do, syrian neighbors are preparing for repercussions. >> in syria it self the u.n. weapons inspectors have been taking their first look at one of the areas where chemical weapons were supposedly used. senior british officials are .ure americans it is hard to think britain will not be involved, but the british government is desperate to avoid huge mistakes when a rack was invaded 10 years ago. was invaded 10 years ago. i do not know, but president administration are not known to be trigger-happy. what they will de
would we want to get obama do we need some special i.d.? >> bill: why is it the civil rights industry talking about black-on-black crime. we will tell you you tonight. i too want to tell everyone that i'm sorry that this happened. >> bill: george zimmerman wants the state of florida to pay some of his legal bills. outrageous or justified? is it legal will testify us. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm boiler. thanks for watching us tonight. syria.resident obama should that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. this man, syrian dictator bashar al assad is a war criminal, a mass murderer and a baby killer. by using poison gas on syrian civilians which is against the geneva convention, asatisfied is now responsible for thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths. according to the humanitarian group, doctors without borders. so there is no question that assad must be held accountable. if you believe in american exceptionalism that this country has a moral obligation to save lives when it can all over the world,
. he was an activist. president obama is the president. presidents have to propose concrete steps that take us closer to the dream. and so i do think that the task that president obama has this afternoon is to combine those two roles. the historic moment and the opportunity to take concrete steps. >> absolutely. we hear the crowd reacting to oprah winfrey, a young girl growing up poor in the south to become one of the most powerful women in the world. let's listen in. >> i was 9 years old when the march was occurring. i asked my mama, can i go to the march? took me 50 years, but i'm here. on this date in this place at this time 50 years ago today, dr. martin luther king shared his dream for america with america. dr. king was the passionate voice that awakened the conscious of a nation and inspired people all over the world. the power of his words resonated because they were spoken out of an unwavering belief in freedom, injustice, equality, and opportunity for all. let freedom ring was dr. king's closing call for a better and more just america. so today people from all walks of li
against syria? a day after john kerry warned that the obama administration would hold the searing government accountable for "the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians," the germ breed for intervu -- drumbeat for intervention is growing louder. a strike could come as early as thursday. officials are in the process right now of declassifying documents to justify that intervention. you just heard in the past few minutes those documents could be released in the next couple of days without a u.n. mandate. the white house insists barack obama has yet to make a decision but his actions including telephone diplomacy with australia and the french president franÇois holland suggest he is trying to forge and coordinated approach. his secretary of defense says the u.s. is ready to go with all military options. when and if the order comes down from the u.s. president. the uk, david cameron cut short his summer holiday recalled parliament to debate the response to the crisis. a vote is set for i thursday. tonight we are asking how it would be legally justified. is it even legal under internat
at the lincoln memorial as we look at that live right now. president obama will be joined by former presidents clinton and carter and celebrity rights and leaders as well. 50 years after one of the greatest speeches in political history, the president is expected to touch on the very same themes of justice and equality and opportunity. he will praise how far we have come but acknowledge how far we have left to go. perhaps he'll take a page from dr. king's book and transform words we have heard so many times into something unforgettable. "my country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee i sing. land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring." >> let freedom ring. the theme for today's event as the president prepares for this speech, he'll also be juggling everything else that is going on around the world. topping that list is syria. it appears the u.s. is moving closer to a military strike on syria. this morning, british prime minister david cameron said britain will offer a resolution at the u.n. security council condemning the chem wa
as the nation's first black president spoke from the same spot dr. king did 50 years ago today. president obama paid tribute to the civil rights activist who's marched for change in the face of adversity. >> because they kept marching, america changed. because they marched the civil rights law was passed. because they marched a voting rights law was signed. because they marched doors of opportunity and education swung open so their daughters and sons could finally imagine a life for themselves beyond washing somebody else's laundry or shining somebody else's shoes. because they marched, city councils changed and state legislatures changed and congress changed and yes, eventually the white house changed. because they marched, america became more free and more fair. not just for african-americans but for women and latinos. asians and native americans. for catholics, jews and muslims, for gays, for americans with disabilities, america changed for you and for me. and the entire world drew strength from that example. >> president obama highlighted the remarkable progress our country has made because
could strike again as president obama hold a meeting to weigh the options on a high-level strike in syria. we all await his decision as does the world. martha: we have new reports from the "wall street journal" that the white house is moving quickly on this because they have reason to believe syria is planning to launch another chemical attack in the country's largest city aleppo. wait wants to accomplish with action. molly henneberg is live at the white house leading our coverage. what is the white house saying? >> the u.s. has to get involved because the world community cannot leave a chemical attack or chemical attacks plural unanswered. but the white house says the goal is not to out of syrian president bashar al-asaad. even though the obama administration believes this is not the only chemical weapons attack by the regime this year. >> the options being considered by the president and his national security team are not around the question of whether chemical weapons were used in syria on a massive scale causing death and injury to innocents women and children. its many not w
, of course, president barack obama. plus, civil rights icon, congress n congressman john lewis, the only surviving speaker from the 1963 march on washington will deliver his remarks. first we'll hear from superstar oprah winfrey. oprah is scheduled to speak any minute now. we wait for oprah winfrey and others to take to the podium, and they will begin to speak. joining me here in washington is my colleague, wolf blitzer. wolf, of course, you noaa wa very well. you have covered washington for decades. what does today mean for you and the nation's capital? >> it means a great deal. it means so much because all of us who have lived through these 50 years remember what it was like then. remember what we've gone through over these so many years. we know, of course, what it's like right now. don, it's very, very fascinating that at a sensitive moment like this, when the president of the united states getting ready to deliver his important remarks commemorating the 50th anniversary of dr. martin luther king jr.'s "i have a dream" speech, he is right now also so preoccupied with the number one c
on the converge of military -- the major question is now being waived by president obama. >>> i will have a look at the numbers coming up for your weekend. >>> the fire in oakland adam point neighborhood started about 1:00 this afternoon, firefighters said the unit on the second and third floor were damaged. no word yet of what started the fire. >>> how neighbors said home to squader, started just before 3 a.m. on national boulevard. a neighbor says she saw homeless people in the house. although there is no official cause of what sparked the fire. >>> it is been another violent year in oakland there is been several homicides. there is only about a third of the city's homicide cases have been solved. today, family members of eight victims went to city hall and they met with the police chief and mayor's offices. >> the blood of those killed is screaming for justice, i have not been aware of any suspect in my son's case and i am here to demand action and answers. >> oakland's police saw 28% of their right side cases in 2012. the latest available number are from 2012 based on a race of 64 cases have
. forces in the region are ready to launch strikes should president obama give the order. but what form could a response take? we take a look. >> reporter: the obama administration said it will respond to this. the use of chemical weapons in syria. but the goal they insist is not to get rid of syrian president bashir al-assad, but to accepted him a message. >> it is not our policy to responds to this tran with regie change. >> reporter: it would involved cruise missiles towards infrastructure not chemical stock piles. >> in terms of shifting momentum on the ground, it's not likely. i think that target strikes are really more powerful in terms of the signaling that they achieve. and sending a very strong message that the use of chemicals weapons will not be tolerated. >> reporter: many believe the president left himself little choice but to respond. this was one years ago. >> a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons being moved around or being utilized. >> reporter: president obama has been hesitant to get involved in syria. the majority of american people d
the obama administration, who has supported his efforts up until now. he said if the attack happens, if obama gives the go ahead, and he'll have the final say, will it be legal. the u.n. charter is clear, if you don't go to the security council first and they don't agree, then it is illegal. >> david, you've been listening. the question is will the inspectors on the ground again today get four more days, do you think? >> well, that does certainly remain a big question here. nobody knows the exact clarifications of what four more days means. there have been a couple of note regarding the u.n. inspectors that have implied or indicated that they may be until sunday night coming up, so that would be four more days were right now. and not implying that they've completed two, and they have two more. the fact is also that it's not believed that it takes too long for them to complete the work on the ground. two days, they get a lot done, and they've been very productive. they've reported that twice now. two more days gives them a lot to take back home. they have to take samples from the ind
of president obama. as doug was saying, it was just a little over two weeks after dr. king's speech that the bombing occurred at the 16th street baptist church. let's listen to the bell from that church now. >> and let freedom ring! (cheers and applause) ♪ ♪ . >> in 1963, the 16th street baptist church was bombed. the bell was saved. and thanks to the church and william bell, the mayor of birmingham, that bell is here, to help celebrate dr. king's legacy and this day, let freedom ring . (applause) >> please welcome our next performance by tony and grammy award winner heather headley. >> pelley: heather headley the noted actress, singer and songwriter will have a short performance now before the president's speaks. and as we watch this doug brinkley what are some of the things that you think about as you look at this day and this celebration from the perspective of a historian? >> well, 50 years ago today martin luther king gave the greatest oratorical speech, you know, in american history. nothing compares to it. and we have it on film. and we have it in on tape and schoolchildr
of president obama. because he is the one that said, and also signed several pieces of legislation that has repealed or replaced . >> i know what you are saying, i guess what i'm getting at, you are right there is another way that it is president bringing on shut down, but speaker and other main treatment republicans, if you will, said it will be on republicans could and look like last government shut down, they will get the blame. >> you see, that is the politics of it i will be honest and clear. that is such a phase willure of leadership -- that is such a failure of leadership. like what i just did, you know, i was born and raised in georgia went to university of tennessee i am not some harvard educated gent els -- gentlemen, but if ie explain it, why can't house leader explain it just as well, let's get away from the i'm going to get blamed, stop reading new york times and wash post and worry about the politics. i disagree with people who say you should let it go through, and let the american people suffer then allow them to come screaming, i say, a leader would never allow the american
. america has come a long way in 50 years. and the fact that barack obama is president of the united states means we can finish this journey toward what dr. king dreamed about. >> i can't help but think 50 years lighter all the things that martin luther king talked about are in place, racism, poverty, inequality. to see an african-american president up there in front of the lincoln memorial today. think about barack obama who had just turned 2 a few weeks prior when the speech was made. his mother and probably his grandparents were watching it, living in a segregated country where fire hoses were turned on americans. what a moment today. put the politics aside. to see that man 50 years later standing on the same step where martin luther king stood. >> it is amazing. wla last night he had a reception at the white house. when i waps standing in the east room and they brought in dr. king's sister and i saw the picture of george washington and looked at president obama it brought tears to my eyes. i was only 8 years old when the march happened. they never could have dreamed that the president o
machine for a triumphant return to washington in the never-ending west to defund and destroy obama care. >>> plus a texas megachurch where ministers push faith healing over vaccinations is now at the epicenter of a measles outbreak. why science is being ignored and kids are now paying the price. all that ahead. >>> but we begin tonight with the drumbeat for u.s. military strikes against sere wra. in just the last 24 hours since we last talked to you, a consensus among the united states and its allies has hardened remarkably quickly and it is apparent there will be military action against syria possibly by the end of the week. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. the president believes, and i believe, that those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children, should and must be held accountable. >> that was, of course, vice president joe biden, who used a previously scheduled speech before the american legion to make those remarks. at the white house, spokesman jay carney was in day two of setti
to the suspected chemical weapons attack. but a former weapon's inspector has this warning for the obama administration. >> not simply on the bases of gut feeling or that's what we think. we need it as hard evidence to show the world the proof, and once that is done, the picture will look very different indeed. >> also making headlines one of the largest fires in california history is still growing tonight inside yosemite national park. ♪ >>> we begin with syria tonight and a warning from a form weapon's inspector. ambassador richard butler, the un's former chief weapons inspector in iraq said the u.s. should make sure it has evidence that syria used chemical weapons against its own people. today when vice president biden talked about syria, he founded very certain. >> for we know that the syrian regime are the only ones who have the weapons, have used chemical weapons multiple times in the past, have the means of delivering those weapons, have been determined to wipe out exactly the places that were attacked by chemical weapons. >> am -- ambassador butler said if the u.s. has proof,
elena. >>> el presidente barack obama dijo que no va a ser algo uno lalo rarlmente lo van a hacer con aliados han consultado con varios paÍses, como cuales. >>> francia, el reino unoido y estados unidos, y tambiÉn ha consultado con turquÍa la liga Árabe ellos y estan de acuerdo, en que el rÉgimen sirio usÓ armas quÍmicas. >>> y tambiÉn dicen que se van a defender. >>> vamos a ver quÉ pasa. >>> gracias a ti. >>> y el clop sociedad un edificio en construcciÓn, y deja un trÁgico saldo en sao pablo brasil. y la madre de una vÍctima de bullying dice que se suicidÓ, demanda al departamento de educaciÓn de new york. >>> y a medida que acerca el obama quer se quejan si no saben si beneficiarÁ o seis personas al caerse un edificio en construcciÓn en sao pablo brasil, y socorristas sacaron once personas vivas pero un nÚmero de no determinado de vÍctimas estÁn bajo los escombros con la ayuda de perros entrenados los bomberos buscaban ent etre restos de edificio y en varios vehÍculos sobre los que cayeron pedo pedazo de concreto. >>> y el papa francisco sorprende y una mujer d
the obama administration says there is little doubt the assad regime used chemical weapons against civilians. >> if you were -- you are ready to go like that? >> we are ready to go like that. >> wildfires continue to burn in california. it's one of the largest in state history. >> did you fear for the worst? >> we were prepared for the worst, yes. >> a survivor's tale. we'll hear from the fourth -- first grader who survived for hours after being buried alive in a sand dune. >> i have a dream today. >>> and the nation prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. and martin luther king jr.'s march on washington. and martin luther king jr.'s historic speech on civil rights. captioning funded by cbs good morning. good to be with you. the obama administration is gearing up for military action against syria, possibly within days. as early as today the u.s. could release an intelligence report directly linking the assad regime to chemical weapons attack against syrian civilians. defense secretary chuck hagel says u.s. forces are ready, and the white house says the goal of the m
to the promise of america that is reflected in president obama. when we think about that, how significant does that weigh on this presidency that basically barack obama really personifies, comes to life as the dream of mlk? >> good for george w. bush. i thought it was a nice statement. i'm not going to question that. but to say this. at least back in 1939 when marion anderson had to sing here, "my country 'tis of thee" rather than the constitution hall they said the reason because she was black. at least they were honest back then. today in american politics you have donald trump who hangs around with mitt romney talking about the president being an illegal immigrant. you have people talking about nullification of the law of the land. you got people talking impeachment like coburn and ted cruz out there. they never say their problem with obama is that he is black but look at the pattern. the pattern is rejection of his legitimacy at the first point saying he is not really here illegally. the law he has passed the land mark bill pass in 2010. it's an attempt to impeach him on no grounds. at lea
. now the white house plans to brief congress about the intelligence tomorrow. president obama has just spoken a few moments ago about the crisis in syria and a possible u.s. response. our ed henry live at the white house. ed, is the president any closer to a decision today? >> it seems like he's getting closer, harris. you noted that fox has learned that the white house tomorrow will brief key lawmakers about the intelligence they have. what we have not got yet, though, is a public report on some of that intelligence declassified so the public can see what evidence the white house, the president, does have before potentially launching military action. the other thing we have not seen is the president make any sort of public case for military action, some sort of address to the nation. he's edging closer to that in his interview tonight with pbs wherefore the first time he hints at military action. remember late last week he did an interview with cnn where he focused much or on the united nations, working, going slow. tonight while he insists he hasn't made a final decision, he talks op
speech. >> president obama among those who will speak at a ceremony today celebrating that dream. >> free at leaast, free at last thank god almighty we are free at last. >> a military jury should begin deciding today whether the ft. hood texas shooter major hasan will be executed. >> just in time for the holiday weekend, there's a shark scare off the southern california coast. >> all that -- >> she's done it, upset of the championship. welcome to the big time victoria duval. >> and all that matters. >> dr. king would say the election of barack obama is not necessarily the fulfillment of my dream but only a downpayment. >> on "cbs this morning." >> billy ray was supposed to be on the show tonight. i'm not quite sure he's worked out what his explanation is yet. >> you know what i heard on the asylum in russia. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie and norah are off today but anthony mason is here. >> hello, gayle king. >> good to see you. as you wake up in the west, the u.s. is building its case for a military strike against syria. an attack could come within days. u.s. officials plan
roberts, former deputy assistant defense secretary with the obama administration talked about the north korea nuclear threat, china's modernization of its arsenal, and the u.s. nuclear deterrence policy at an event hosted by the stimson center on monday. this is 90 minutes. >> good morning, everyone. i'm ellen laipson and a delight to welcome you to this event, this monday morning in late august. were delighted to see all of you for discussion on a very important international security topic, extended deterrence and strategic stability in east asia. we're really delighted to welcome brad roberts was recently finished a long tour of the defense department working on these issues as deputy assistant secretary of defense and who' who is just back from g visit in japan, talking in particular with japanese about their views of extended deterrence. and end of his remarks today will be focused in part on his research in japan but also more broadly how the u.s. looks at these issues for all of its presence and engagements in east asia. i'm very happy to turn the baton to yuki tatsumi, who is ou
is on syria and the major decision facing president obama. it's a decision that could have a tremendous impact on the united states and the world. how will the u.s. respond to the use of chemical weapons in syria? and is president obama about to launch a military attack? we heard some tough talk from the administration today. here's what vice president biden had to say. >> chemical weapons have been used. everyone acknowledges their use. no one doubts that innocent men, women and children have been the victims of chemical weapons attacks. in syria. the president believes and i believe that those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children should, and must, be held accountability. >> the of -- accountable. >> the vice president making it very clear the administration's intentions. pathy culhane describes why the president has been hesitant to get involved. >> the president will respond to this the use of chemical weapons in syria. but the goal is not to get rid of syrian president bashar al-assad but to send him a message. >> regime change. >> they say no decision has b
of a tweet. a false tweet which said that president obama had been injured. >> it all began about 1:07 this afternoon. with this tweet from "associated press." "breaking, two explosions in the white house, and barack obama is injured." the message went to "ap's" 1.9 million twitter followers and spread like a virus. re-tweeted almost 5,000 times within a minute. but it was a fake. "ap's "account had been hacked. >> it partly explains the unusual activity in the dow. >> the dow began plunging, and within three minutes, dropped more than 140 points. >> you looked around the floor. you saw people running. you saw people upset. not sure what was going on. just watching this market trade lower. >> automatic trading programs kicked in. >> human beings weren't making these trades. these were computers. algorithms designed to skim the headlines and find negative or positive words and help companies profit on the results. >> minutes after that first message "ap's" corporate account tweeted it was bogus and suspended the "ap's" twitter page. >> i can say the president is fine. i was just with
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